A fine, signed copy of this beautifully crafted book

Parker, R. D.

Birds of Ireland.

Published 1805
Item ID 41042

excl. VAT

Belfast, Blackstaff Press, 1984. Oblong folio (40.5 x 47.5 cm). 113 pp.; 40 coloured and mounted plates all beautifully reproduced. Original polished half calf over marbled boards. Spine with five raised bands and gilt title. Matching original marbled slipcase (49.6 x 42.5 x 3.2 cm) with printed label.

With fine 18th century illustrations of Irish birds, never published before. Little is known about the artist, Richard Dunscombe Parker (c.1805-1881); he is not recorded by Bénézit. A fine copy - one of only 250 copies printed, of which this is number 75, and signed by both editors. With special extra gilted spine.

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